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Lung and bladder cancer deaths continue decades after arsenic exposure

ses of human cancer, and it points to the public health priority of ensuring that arsenic concentrations in drinking water are controlled worldwide, the authors write.

In an accompanying editorial, Jay H. Lubin, Ph.D., of the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues note that there are many health-related consequences associated with arsenic exposure and that millions of people in both developed and developing countries rely on water with arsenic levels that exceed the recommended limit of 10 g/L.

With large numbers of people potentially exposed to arsenic in drinking water above 10 g/L, the full scope of the public health consequences of arsenic in drinking water is not yet clear, the authors write.


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